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How’s that summer reading list coming along?
Being well-read is a huge time commitment, and you’re not alone if the prospect of reading through a stack of books makes you want to give up and see what’s new on Netflix. A new app known as Instaread wants to help by delivering the major takeaways for hundreds of NYT bestsellers in 30-minute increments. Think CliffsNotes for adults (or wannabe adults).
The habit of accumulating books and never reading them is apparently so common that the Japanese have a dedicated word for it: Tsundoku. Instaread aims to be the digital remedy for this literary ailment by putting digestible summaries of popular titles on your smartphone. Read more…